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Science and Culture in the Nineteenth Century

Books in this Series



University of Pittsburgh Press

Editor: Bernard Lightman, York University

An era of exciting and transformative scientific discoveries, the nineteenth century was also a period when significant features of the relationship between contemporary science and culture first assumed form. This book series includes studies of major developments within the disciplines—including geology, biology, botany, astronomy, physics, chemistry, medicine, technology, and mathematics—as well as themes within the social sciences, natural philosophy, natural history, the alternative sciences, and popular science. In addition, books in the series may examine science in relation to one or more of its many contexts, including literature, politics, religion, class, gender, colonialism and imperialism, material culture, and visual and print culture.


Editorial board

Robert Brain (University of British Columbia)
William Brock (University of Kent)
Janet Browne (Harvard University)
Geoffrey Cantor (Univ. of Leeds)
Pietro Corsi (University of Oxford)
Fa-ti Fan (SUNY Binghamton)
Bruce J. Hunt (Univ. of Texas)
M. A. Jackson (University of Exeter)
Myles Jackson (New York University)
Sally Gregory Kohlstedt (University of Minnesota)
Lynn K. Nyhart (University of Wisconsin–Madison)
Michael A. Osborne (Oregon State University)
Marc Rothenberg (National Science Foundation)
Simon Schaffer (Univ. of Cambridge)
Jutta Schickore (Indiana University)
Ann Shteir (York University)
Sally Shuttleworth (University of Oxford)
Robert Smith (University of Alberta)
Jonathan R. Topham, (University of Leeds)
Conevery Bolton Valencius (University of Massachusetts)


We invite proposals for monographs as well as edited collections, from new and experienced scholars. Proposals should include a description of the subject of your manuscript, the approach taken, a brief overview of the relevant scholarship in the field and the contribution your work will make, your qualifications, and the intended audience. Please also include a current CV, an outline or annotated table of contents, and a sample chapter, if available. If the manuscript is not yet finished, include a projected timetable, an estimate of final length, and the number of illustrations, if any.

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